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16 fun facts we bet you didn't know about Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru

  • Travel 101
  • By Kate Goldstone
  • Published 09 June 2022
  • Revised 15 September 2022
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Have you ever noticed how the most basic Four Seasons Maldives Instagram post has a jaw-dropping reaction? Located in Baa Atoll, which is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, this spectacular resort is a top spot for exploring nature and certainly knows how to bring the wow-factor – whether you’re actually there, or not!

Snorkel with manta rays in waters so clear and blue they’re simply magical or learn how to rehabilitate sea turtles in the Marine Discovery Centre. Perhaps you prefer to experience world-class Michelin-starred dining at Blu Beach Club? We mustn’t give too much away, since we’ve listed 16 fun facts we bet you didn’t know about Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru that are sure to tempt you into browsing our Maldives holiday offers.
 

1. You can choose from 103 beautiful villas

103 beautiful beach villas and water villas await you, some facing the sunrise and others facing the sunset. Imagine unwinding in the Sunset Water Villa with Pool, positioned on a double-loaded jetty hovering over the ocean. The villas have personal pools with infinity views, and there’s enough privacy to shower outdoors in the lovely shower garden if you so wish! 

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Idyllic Water Villa

Idyllic Water Villa

2. It has its own Marine Discovery Centre

This pioneering on-island research centre allows marine loving guests to experience once-in-a-lifetime encounters with a host of incredible marine creatures you never dreamed you’d see up close. Learn all there is to know about their habitat, and if you want to, you can even participate in some of the resort’s conservation projects.

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3. It holds the title as a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru is elegantly nestled amid a world-class Biosphere Reserve in the centre west of the Maldives, just north of the Kashidhoo Kandhoo channel. The Baa Atoll sits at the heart of ocean conservation and is a model for marine conservation excellence. In 2020, the southern atolls of Addu and Fuvahmulah were designated as Biosphere Reserves and, ultimately, the idea is for the Maldives as a whole to be granted Biosphere Reserve status. Now that’s a guilty-free holiday…

UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve

UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve

4. You’ll have 44 acres to play with

This sprawling island boasts 44 blissful acres made up of jungle interior, white sand beaches, and a twinkling two-kilometre lagoon. In other words, it’s a total paradise.

5. Kids will love it here

There’s lots to keep your little ones occupied here - and much of it has a cool conservation focus. Younger children will adore the kids' marine discovery centre, while older kids enjoy the young adult’s centre. The Kuda Velaa ‘little turtle’ club keeps youngsters entertained with exciting games, cultural crafts, learning activities and beach fun. Plus, having all those acres of real jungle to explore adds land-based adventure to an already thrilling mix. 

Marine Discovery fun

Marine Discovery fun

6. There are eight delicious restaurants

Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru offers eight fabulous restaurants, each serving a different cuisine. There’s a dish to suit every palate here, from Arabian delights at Al Barakat to Asian and local cuisine, and Italian. If you’re into fine dining, sample a specially curated menu at Blu Beach Club courtesy of Two-Michelin-starred chef Gaetano Trovato - featuring Tuscan delights with Maldivian grown products. 

There is a handful of bars too, each perfect for enjoying a sophisticated evening with an ocean view, accompanied by friends or family. They all come with amazing ocean views. 

7. It knows how to celebrate a special occasion

Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or want to pop the question, Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru sure knows how to seal the deal with the utmost sophistication. Hop on a speedboat and get whisked away to a secluded stretch of sand for a private dinner amid breath-taking surroundings. Or why not book a table for two and indulge in a candlelit dinner on a floating platform in the middle of a sparkling lagoon? 

Sprawling white sands

Sprawling white sands

8. You won’t want to leave the Ayurma Spa

The dazzlingly lovely Ayurma spa offers Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy, Wellness and Planetary Wellness for a holistic spa experience that’ll leave you feeling completely wonderful, inside and out. Your host is the expert Dr. Shylesh Subramanya, a talented ayurvedic doctor who also practices Yoga, Reiki, Meditation and many other holistic treatments. The experts at the spa will even create a tailored therapeutic treatment plan designed to leave you feeling so good you’ll never want to leave. This is where true wellbeing lives. 

9. The Maldivian Manta Ray Project

Founded by Dr. Guy Stevens, this is where you’ll find the Maldivian Manta Ray Project. So far, it has involved more than a decade of research and has become one of the world’s biggest, longest-lasting manta ray conservation projects. Educate yourself about these spectacular, harmless giants of the ocean and let your little ones discover the magic too.  Better still, visit between June and October and you can take an exciting speedboat trip to snorkel hotspots teeming with these friendly creatures.

Manta Rays

Manta Rays

10. Little ones are catered for

Need an afternoon off? There are playpens and strollers, baby bottles, monitors, high-chairs and bathtubs plus nappies, swimming nappies, and wipes all available at the resort. The children’s menu offers free meals for children aged under six. And if your child (aged 12 or less) has a birthday while you’re here, the resort will help you celebrate.  

11. It’s great value for money

Let’s talk about free services. There are lots. Standard Wi-Fi, daily fresh fruit, Landaa spring drinking water, coffee and tea are all free. So are self-guided yoga energy trail and daily classes, snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing and catamaran sailing. There are free dosha consultations with the Ayurvedic physician, plus free lifestyle talks at the Ayurvedic retreat, too. 

Yoga with a view

Yoga with a view

12. The service is fantastic

Resort services include multilingual guest experience managers and 24 hour in-villa dining, plus guided group activities and boat or yacht rental. If you’re in a chair it’s fine. There’s wheelchair availability plus wheelchair accessible facilities.  

13. It’s got splash-tastic water sports

The Watersorts Centre Offers X-Jetblades and X-Jetpacks, jet skiing, stand-up paddleboards, wakesurfing and wakeboarding, wakeskating, kneeboarding, kayaking sailing, windsurfing,  catamaran sailing and hydro foils. Want to step it up a notch? Meet the Seabob Cayago F5S, the world’s fastest underwater scooter - it’s easy to learn and totally addictive. 

Thrilling Jetpack Experience

Thrilling Jetpack Experience

14. You can never have too many swimming pools

As well as private pools at the villas, there are four more splash-worthy pools to enjoy. The main infinity pool is Olympic sized - and crowned as the Maldives’ biggest. The seawater pool is self-explanatory. The sunset is there for you to marvel at from the Blu Pool, and the children’s pool, which is nice and shallow, is on hand for your little ones to enjoy safely in the Kids Club area. 

15. There are enough cruises to go around

If the boat life is for you, you’re in luck, as the resort has a plethora of cruises you can embark on whilst you’re here. The Maldives Crusoe cruise is perfect for snorkellers and serves up picnics on a desert island. There’s an overnight cruise on a private yacht complete with crew and chef - if you’re feeling fancy. A dolphin cruise teaches you all about the magical dolphin population that lives here, courtesy of a Marine Biologist. You can charter a yacht to hang out in the sunshine, get active on board with Big Game fishing, or travel in style while island hopping – the ultimate luxury.

The Maldives Crusoe

The Maldives Crusoe

16. Did someone say catch of the day?

Fishing at sunset? Whatever you catch, the chef will be delighted to cook it for you. 

This island retreat serves up unadulterated luxury, whether you're planning a romantic holiday for two, a family fun holiday or wanted to travel somewhere you can admire the wonderful marine life in its natural habitat. We have some excellent offers at Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru , or give us a call us on 0203 816 0985 to tailor your next trip. Want to explore another island? You can also look at Mauritius holiday options.

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